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one week ahead of his state of the union address. president obama is juggling a full plate of proposals on guns and immigration. janet napolitano. >> we are committed to making sure this sector and the entire southwest border remains secure. >> reporter: immigration reform would allow estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the u.s. to earn citizenship. on monday he took his push for tougher gun laws to minneapolis, the city known as murderapolis in the mid '90s. >> weapons of war have no place on our streets or in our schools or threaten iing our law enforcement officers. >> reporter: against the backdrop of those officers, president obama urged supporters to call on congress to act. >> we don't have to agree on everything to agree it's time to do something. >> reporter: while both sides largely agree with a need for extended background checks, reinstating the assault weapons ban remains the most controversial effort. president obama is ignoring the nation's economic challenges, critics say. >> our economy could use some presidential leadership right now. >>
, also cut. >>> we are learning more about president obama's state of the union address set for next tuesday night. central themes include job creation, immigration reform, trimming the nation's $16 trillion debt, as well as gun violence. survivors of the connecticut school shooting will attend that speech. democratic house leader nancy pelosi has invited a fourth grader from another school in newtown to the event. that student wrote to pelosi, asking congress pass new gun control laws to prevent other families from suffering the way folks are in newtown. >>> first lady michelle obama is meeting privately with the family of a 15-year-old honor student right now, before attending the girl's funeral. police say hadia pendleton was gunned down last month in a park, just about a mile away from the obama's chicago home. investigators say she was not the intended target. just a week before her death, pendleton performed with her band at obama's inauguration, an event she called a highlight of her life. no arrests have been made in the case. >>> back here in california, hundreds of gun advo
underway in washington of the president obama sitting down with top business and union leaders to talk about immigration reform and a possible guest worker program. meantime down the street on capitol hill the house judiciary committee holding its own hearing on immigration. joining us now to talk about all this, a.b. stoddard, associate editor and columnist for "the hill." the president you point out missed an opportunity or a deadline really to put forward his budget. what's he doing instead? >> well, he's going to make remarks today on the sequestration, the cuts that were enacted in the summer of 2011 in what was called the budget control act which never actually ultimately controlled the budget. those cuts were set to take effect at the end of the year and they have now been pushed off in the fiscal cliff new year's eve deal for two months and they're set to go online for march 1. he will suddenly turn around in february and ask the congress with less than a month to go to come up with a replacement for these cuts. we don't know if he has a plan of his own in writing or whether he
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